Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP
Aviation

Virgin wants to revive supersonic jet travel, but faster at Mach 3

  • Delta-winged aircraft would fly at an altitude above 60,000 feet and carry between nine and 16 people in a premium cabin
  • The plane would take off and land like any other passenger plane at existing airports

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings will work with engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings to develop a plane that can travel at three times the speed of sound. Photo: AFP
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